Jeremiah 10:10 But the LORD is the true God, he is the living God, and an everlasting king: at his wrath the earth shall tremble, and the nations shall not be able to abide his indignation.
11 Thus shall ye say unto them, The gods that have not made the heavens and the earth, even they shall perish from the earth, and from under these heavens.
12 He hath made the earth by his power, he hath established the world by his wisdom, and hath stretched out the heavens by his discretion.
13 When he uttereth his voice, there is a multitude of waters in the heavens, and he causeth the vapours to ascend from the ends of the earth; he maketh lightnings with rain, and bringeth forth the wind out of his treasures.

Introductory Thoughts

The Bible proclaims that creation was not some type of random accident. Though proponents of the evolutionary theory vehemently disagree, the Bible indicates that creation involved wisdom and great carefulness by a benevolent Creator. Even scientific evidence reveals the truth of order in our world and the universe. For instance, the sun and the moon work perfectly together. The solar system runs its course without catastrophic misadventures. The heavens provide water for the earth and the earth cycles it back to the heavens. This system, far from haphazard, works together in harmony. What did the Lord do in order to ensure this type of perfection? According to today’s passage, the Lord “stretched out the heavens by his discretion.” To claim otherwise is to depict the Bible as false and God as a liar. God wants His people to use discretion in making decisions and clearly reveals that decisions made with discretion yield great benefits for those involved.

Devotional Thoughts

· (For children): What would happen when you jumped into the air, if you didn’t come back down? God thought about how the world would work before He made it. We too should think before we do anything.
· (For everyone): Do you find yourself frequently making decisions that have to be corrected with more decisions? Do you use wisdom to ensure that your decisions result in the right outcomes?
· Do you get tired of bringing troubles upon yourself? Do you find that most of your decisions bring unwelcomed troubles? Could it be possible that you are not using discretion during the decision-making process?

Prayer Thoughts

· Ask God to help you think about the outcome of your decisions before you make them.
· Ask God to show you the importance of each decision you make.
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